Chair of Board of Directors
Edwina is a partner at Deloitte’s Hong Kong’s Valuation Advisory Services office, specializing in business and intangible asset valuations and corporate reorganization for both public and privately held entities involving mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, financial statement reporting including purchase price allocation under HKFRS/IFRS and US GAAP, tax reorganization, and litigation support.
Prior to her specialization in business valuations, Edwina focused on tax and estate planning for small medium enterprises and provided services in personal, corporate and trust tax, and tax planning in Toronto.
Edwina currently serves on the APEC/IVSC Taskforce focused on improving valuation practices in the APEC region. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant/ Chartered Accountant (Chartered Professional Accountants Canada), a Chartered Business Valuator (Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators) an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (American Society of Appraisers).
Peter Ott is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (“CICBV”) and since 2013 a member of their Professional Practice and Standards Committee. He was also a member of two sub-committees of the CICBV that developed guidance to members on issues involved in intangible asset valuation and goodwill impairment that led to the CICBV’s Practice Standard on Valuation for Financial Reporting (Standard 110 Appendix B).
Peter was a Board member of TechConnex (formerly the York Technology Alliance) and contributed in the capacity as non-executive Treasurer and facilitated its Chief Financial Officer Peer Group for many years.
Peter has prepared objective independent valuation analysis of companies in a broad range of industries including: software and technology, business process outsourcing, engineering, cable, TV and broadcast, general and subcontracting, waste management and recycling, gaming, machine and manufacturing, freight and transportation, building supply and construction, human resources, automotive, distribution, venture capital and medical devices.
Chair Marketing Committee
Raymond Moran is CEO of MG Valuation LLC, and has 35 years’ experience with International valuation and accounting firms. MG Valuation is a independent valuation firm serving clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. He specializes in client relationships and valuations for cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and restructuring, fresh-start accounting, transaction advisory, and litigation support. He is Chair of the IIBV Marketing Committee, past Member of ASA and RICS Valuation Committees, frequent speaker and author on global valuation and accounting topics. Ray has spent much of the past 15 years in Asia/Pacific, living in China and focusing on improving education and coordination amongst valuation professionals and VPO’s. He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has testified in United States Bankruptcy Court. Prior to his current position with MG Valuation, he was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director- Asia/Pacific with American Appraisal, and served with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Chair Education Committee
Mr. Strickland is currently a Consultant with Scrutton Bland Chartered Accountants (UK). He holds a FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales [“ICAEW”] and from Cambridge University, a Master of Arts History. Mr. Strickland is a member of the FCA and a member of the Valuation committee of the ICAEW, completed BV101 & BV102.
Mr. Strickland has had articles published in the UK magazine “Taxation” on tax and valuation matters, including article on the control premium in UK valuation; article in Business Valuation Update (USA) on the bid premium and its misuse for determining minority discounts (with Bob Dohmeyer); and is a regular contributor to the newsletter issued by the valuation committee of the ICAEW to its members. He has also held presentations at the annual valuation conference of the ICAEW on the control premium, on IPCPL and on case study of valuation of a private company. Mr. Strickland has been a contributing member of the Education Committee of IIBV and is now the current Chair of the Education Committee.
Soltan Jorais Aljorais is the Secretary General of the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem), a government regulator for valuation profession in Saudi Arabia, where it concerns organizing and developing the valuation profession according to international valuation standards.
Mr. Aljorais has over 22 years of extensive experience that covers many areas in both private & government sectors.
He participated in creating the implementing regulations in real estate & business valuations for Saudi Arabia. In addition, he worked with IVSC to translate & publish the International valuation standards in Arabic language to serve the 22 Arabic speaking countries. Mr.Aljorais holds a Bachelor degree in computer engineering from King Saud University and a Master degree in Business Administration from University of Leicester.
CEO Business Valuation Resources
David L. Foster is the CEO of Business Valuation Resources (Portland, OR), an information-industry company he acquired in October 2005. BVR has the leading database of private company financials and sale prices, and is the premier provider of education and research for the business valuation and related professions. Prior to BVR, Foster was the founder and president of IOMA (New York, NY), the specialized management how-to publisher.
He has served on the boards of nine publishing companies in the past or currently, including publicly traded BNA (Washington DC), Kennedy Information (Peterborough, NH), Business Publishers Inc. (Silver Spring, MD), BNA International (London, UK), North American Publishing (Philadelphia, PA), Pike & Fischer (Silver Spring, MD), and FDA News (Arlington VA). Foster is a past president of the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA), and served on its board from 1989-2001. He won SIPA’s highest honor, the Hall of Fame award for lifetime achievement, in 2000. He’s still active in SIIA/SIPA/ABM.
BA, LLB, CBV
Chair Audit Committee
Stephen is a Director of the Business Valuation and Litigation Support Practice at BDO LLP at the Toronto Office. Prior to joining BDO, he was a Partner at one of Canada’s largest boutique firms specializing in business valuation. Stephen has over 15 years of specialized experience regarding the quantification of economic losses for cases involving class action suits, breach of commercial contracts, intellectual property and personal injury matters, and has appeared before the Superior Court Justice of Ontario (Canada) as an expert witness.Trained in the financial, accounting and legal fields, his detailed and comprehensive expert reports have benefited clients in complex litigation matters regarding loss quantification, business valuation and financial investigation issues.
Stephen is a member of the Education Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV), has co-authored the Course Notes for the Litigation Accounting courses and the Law and Tax course offered by the CICBV. He was the Canadian Course Leader for the CICBV’s Litigation I and Litigation II courses whereby he was responsible for setting and marking exams and advising on curriculum content. Stephen has also authored various papers on the subject of damages quantification and made presentations regarding business valuation issues. He has prepared case study materials for the Advocates Society, University of Toronto Law School and many of Canada’s most prestigious law firms’ advocacy training programs.
CPA, CA, CBV, CF
Ex-Officio & Executive Director of IIBV
Michael is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Board Member with over 30 years of success across professional education, finance, steel, IT staffing, multi-media, entertainment, utilities, nuclear energy, aerospace, trucking, logistics, and online education.
Leveraging extensive experience in business valuations, corporate finance, angel investing, startups, and entrepreneurship, he is a valuable asset for active growth companies looking for leadership, rapid growth, change management, and fundraising. His broad areas of expertise include leadership; strategic planning; corporate financial management; forecasting; due diligence; audit reporting; M&A integration; restructuring; business and equity valuation; training; and e-learning.
He is a systematic problem solver, understanding stakeholder objectives, risks and opportunities. A natural team leader, he adds value to his clients through ensuring that detailed insightful analysis of issues is communicated in a clear and compelling manner.
He is the Executive Director of the International Institute of Business Valuers, Managing Director of the Georgian Angel Network, a founding partner, owner and Chair of the Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc., and part-time lecturer at Georgian College.
PhD Economics, Fellow CPV
Ms. Liying Han is the Vice Secretary General of China Appraisal Society (CAS). She also serves as the Deputy Director of Valuation Standards Technical Committee and Member of Disciplinary Committee of CAS. She has over 20 years of valuation profession management experience. Prior to joining CAS, Ms. Han worked at the Valuation Center of the then National State-owned Assets Administration Bureau. After joining CAS, in order to know the general picture, she rotated among Exams and Training Department, General Affairs Department, Registration and Regulatory Department and Standards Department. Ms. Han has participated in the setting of multiple Chinese Valuation Standards and professional self-disciplinary regulations, published many professional papers, and involved in the writing and editing of several books in valuation. She has also organized the national annual self-inspection of valuation practices for several times. In 2012, Ms. Han was invited to be a Member of Advisory Board of IPTI.
Public Valuer, CPA, MBA, President and Chief Valuer, CAS
Mr. Hu is now serving as Council Member of China Appraisal Society (CAS), Director of Professional Judgement Committee of CAS, Vice Director of Standards and Technical Committee of CAS, Member of Intangible Assets Valuation Committee of CAS, Member of National Brand Valuation Professional Standardization Techniques Commission, and Vice Director of Continuing Education Committee of Beijing Appraisal Society.
Mr. Hu’s expertise is on financial analysis, business valuation and intangible assets valuation. He has 21 years of working experience in the field of valuation, accounting and auditing during which he has been engaged in the management, auditing and valuation works in enterprises, accounting firms and valuation firms.
Mr. Hu is a major contributor to the establishment of Chinese Valuation Standards and has played an important role in setting national standards on Chinese brand evaluation and researching and drafting international standards in this field.
ASA, REV, ACC
Vesna is a Managing Partner at Vision Consulting Belgrade-Serbia, focusing on the business and asset valuation for international and regional companies. She has 22 years of experience working with PwC and the largest local consulting company, managing the various advisory and privatization projects. During her engagement in PwC she was leading the valuation & strategy team in Balkan countries and specialized in the various types of valuation for financial reporting purposes.
Vesna holds a Msci Degree in Economics, she is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (American Society of Appraisers) since 2006, an Accredited Recognized European Valuer in Real Estate (TEGoVA), the president of Board of Directors of NAVS (National Association of Valuers of Serbia) and Associate Certified Coach (ICF-ACC).
PRESIDENT 2016-2017, ANEVAR
Committee Chair, Ray Moran, Moran Global Valuation LLC
Soltan Aljorais, Taqeem
John Hawthorne, Investment Analysts Network
Karin Lusnic, KLBV
Mike Thornton, Grant Thornton
Jelena Ilic, NAVS,
Vesna Stefanovic, NAVS
Peter Ott, Peter Ott & Associates Toronto
Michael Badham, IIBV
Committee Chair, Andrew Strickland, Scrutton Bland
Sergio Almeida, Ernst & Young
Michael Badham, IIBV
Tony Banks, Marcum Accountants & Advisors
John Hawthorne, Investment Analysts Network
Anton Lezhja, Deloitte
Peter Ott, Peter Ott & Associates
Richard Ginsberg, Partner Deloitte
Trey Stevens, Stevens & Greer, LC
John Barton, Brandywine Valuation Consultants, LLC
Raymond Rath, Globalview Advisors